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SFGTV2
Jan 26, 2013 7:00am PST
to thank you. i want to thank our administrator rogot and thank president obama. washington dc gets it. [applause] and of course i have to thank our former mayor and senator dianne feinstein. her transit leadership began at city hall when she over saw the rebuilt of our cable car system and wonderful you have been part of this and champion for this all these years. congress woman spare thank you and speaker pelosi we want to thank you for shepherding this subway. we needed champions like all of you and thank you for that. to the mta staff and the director and everyone doing the work, to the ta staff, to the mtc, thank you for all that you're doing. now i had in my talking points a reference that we know you need the central subway if you get on the 30 stockton and apparently everyone else had that in the talking points. through the denser parts of san francisco, as someone who doesn't have a car i have and millions of us have wasted countless hours trying to get through our downtown corridor but i want to take a moment to thank the most important folks who are not here with us and t
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 3:00pm EST
barack obama. >> if washington were serious we would see an effort to reduce our debt by returning to responsible fiscal policies. >> barack obama's actual words. also how i will now judge whether a politician is likely to do the right thing. thing. ♪ [ construction sounds ] ♪ [ watch ticking ] [ engine revs ] come in. ♪ got the coffee. that was fast. we're outta here. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ i took theraflu, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] truth is theraflu doesn't treat your cough. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus severe cold and flu fights your worst flu symptoms, plus that cough. [ sighs ] thanks!... [ male annouer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! mommy's having a french fry. yes she is, yes she is. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. 100% vegetable juice, with three of your daily vegetable servings in every little bottle. olaf gets great rewards for his small business! pizza! [ garth ] olaf's small busins earns 2% cash back on every purchase, ery day! helium delivery. put it on my spark card! [ pop! ] [ garth ] why settle for less
FOX Business
Jan 26, 2013 1:00am EST
initiative who believes in the free-market. the real barack obama? >> of washington was serious we would reduce debt by returning to responsible -- responsible fiscal policy. john: i will judge if a politician will do the right thing.@@ @ @ @ john. >> we must make a choice to reduce health care and the size of the deficit. john: yes. we must make hard choices. but the president has not proposed hard choices. and his inaugural address he said that once and then rejected as it sync u.s. choose between the elderly next-generation. the government must be santa claus. i am grateful to grover norquist. he got many politicians to pledge not to raise taxes. good. it is thought those tax limits would start the beast but that is not working even those that keep spending. it is a far more accurate gauge every dollar government spends if it is borrowed it has hired taxes later. if it brings more dollar the purchasing power puts a tax on the future. what we really need politicians pledging not to raise spending. we have that thanks to jonathan bydlak with the coalition to reduce spending with the re
Univision
Jan 25, 2013 6:30pm PST
fuera de washington el presidente obama pronunciarÁ un discurso sobre como piensa legalizar a millones de indocumentados, el anuncio lo harÁ en las vegas, y esto esta generando grandes expectativas. >>> el martes en las vegas el presidente obama redoblarÁ el esfuerzo de trabajar con el congreso para arreglar el quebrado sistema migratorio este aÑo. confirmÓ la casa blanca hoy. a la vez un grupo bipartidista impulsara esto. y esta vez espera que sea un esfuerzo de ambos partidos. >>> el presidente cree que no es un esfuerzo partidista, sino algo correcto para la economÍa, tiene interÉs de hablar de esto la semana prÓxima. no hay excusas para demoras dijo el presidente obama a miembros de la comisiÓn hispana del congreso. el congresista gutiÉrrez estuvo presente. >>> creo que va a articular cuales son los principios y la manera en la que quiere ver una legislaciÓn, le digo que no hay diferencia de posiciÓn. >>> no habÍa espacios entre los principios del caucus y su posiciÓn. el senador shuman dijo que los principios de la medida se presentaron prÓximamente. y aunque hay muc
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 12:00pm PST
states colorado and washington state outright legalization. the feds keep running aids. president obama although he admits he got high and that was pint as he said, now he is locking people up for doing what he did. >> he thinks it's funny he got away from it and now he is ruining people's lives. >> what is ruining people's lives? >> they being prosecuted for the things he did. he thinks that's funny and he's in charge of making sure the prosecutions go forward. federal government should have no involvement in this. it should be at the state level. let the states who represent the people best make the decisions on their own. >> we will see how much the government puts into this. >> not a good way to govern that you may be arrested for anything but they don't have the energy. >> i would argue for those in power that's the perfect way to govern. they want to create a nation of criminals. there is unsurety about who will be prosecuted. they do it not only with marijuana and drug policy but all areas of the law. we have so much over criminalization it is creating problems for all of us. >>
Telemundo
Jan 25, 2013 6:30pm PST
montenegro los detalles desde washington. >> el presidente obama habÍa dicho que concluida la ceremonia se moviliza para impulsar la reforma "migra" fri. hoy dÍa se reuniÓ con 7 miembros del concilio de legisladores hispanos para coordinar los esfuerzoss a quienes asegurÓ que es nÚmero 1 entre sus prioridades. el congresista luis gutiÉrrez dijo estar feliz con el encuentro que apuntÓ y fue productivo. Él entiende que es un acuerdo y estar dispuesta a trabajar y asegurar el acuerdo dando todo lo que necesita. desde la casa blanca. >> el martes que viene viajarÁ a las vegas nevada un estado con poblaciÓn latina los hispanos ahÍ mostraron su apoyo al mandatario confiado dp un segundo mandato cumple con su promesa y es donde pronuncia el primer discurso del aÑo en inmigraciÓn. >> estamos esperando participaciÓn con el presidente con fuerza en el asunto migratorio. y lo podemos hacer en cualquier momento. >> enhorabuena que es mÁs pronto clo q de lo que esperÁbamos, volvera a impulsar los mismoss principios que habÍa presentado. >> con el presidente y todo. >> decla
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 1:00pm PST
? >> peter doocy reporting from washington. thanks, peter. >>> a major set back for president obama. a federal court of appeals ruled he violated the u.s. constitution when he sidestepped congress and used recess appointments to fill positions on the national labor relations board. whi white house press secretary jay carney said there is precedence for the president's actions. >> there are a lot of cases out there with different courts we respectfully but strongly disagree with the decision. it counters 150 years of precedence. >> let's bring in bob kusiak n managing editor. >> evidences not in recess when he made his recess appointment. it was in pro ferm -- pro form precedence. if i simply declare by fiat that it is in recess it will be so. you can't do that you are violating the constitution. bit of an embarrassment from a former law professor. >> it is a tough blow. when the senate wasn't passing bills it was technically in session. the court found 3 to 0 that obama violated article two of the constitution. >> both republicans and democrats have done these type of recessed appointm
ABC
Jan 26, 2013 6:00pm EST
many of those families from newtown. >>> another image from washington, president obama in his first joint interview with someone other than his wife, instead hillary clinton, the two battling it out in the democratic primary. making history coming down to the two of them. they formed an alliance. behind the scenes and in front of the cameras. right here, as they observed the bodies the brought home from libya. is it about a campaign that's yet to come? here's abc's david kerlekerley. >> i think hillary will go down as one of the finest secretaries of state we've had. >> reporter: a first -- a dual interview with the president -- who told cbs' "60 minutes" why he wanted to sit with hillary clinton. >> i want the country to appreciate what an extraordinary role she's played during the course of my administration. >> reporter: a remarkable conclusion to a relationship no-holds-barred fight. two senators. one expected to win, and the upstart. as obama came on, out came that memorable ad from hillary, >> it's 3 a.m. there's a phone in the white house and it's ringing. >> reporter: questi
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 4:00pm EST
has more from washington. >> president obama's nominee to become the next secretary of state. john kerry was received very well in his confirmation hearing for democrat and republican. >> i commend his nomination to you without reservation. >> he will be a terrific bridge from the hill to the administration. >> senator kerry's support is not expected to dwindle. he is very likely to become the next secretary of state. handy capping the odds for confirmation of president obama's other nominees for important decision is tricky. when i nominated him for 2011 i took action to appoint him on my own. >> that appointment expires at the end of this year. president obama renominated him this week. the senator was one of 45 senators opposing his nomination last year. he said until key structural changes are made to ensure accountability and transparency i will continue my opposition to any nominee for director. >> the national security advisor for john brennan to become cia director. chuck hagel to become defense secretary could be bumpy. both men have been making the rounds on capitol hill
PBS
Jan 26, 2013 12:30pm PST
described the scene at andrews air force base in maryland just outside washington, d.c. >> i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> in libya, before the attack, ambassador stevens cabled the state department, asking for more security. at the hearing, the secretary was asked about how this request and others like them from the u.s. embassy in libya were handled. >> the specific security requests pertaining to benghazi, you know, were handled by the security professionals in the department. i didn't see those requests. they didn't come to me. i didn't approve them, i didn't deny them. >> hearing this, senator rand paul on the senate foreign relations committee said this to the secretary. >> had i been president at the time and i found that you did not read the cables from benghazi, you did not read the cables from ambassador stevens, i would have relieved you of your post.
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 8:30am PST
things are so good out of washington d.c. and hear it out of the obama administration on the recovery. how come 47 million americans are on food stamps and the number that we spend on food stamps tripled under obama's watch? >> look, i agree with you. there is no recovery that we can measure here and you can point to how many people are out of work and lost their homes and on food stamps. we need to change our policy and invest and then you cash in. that's the way it works. we need to invest in america first. china is doing it. china's unemployment is 4.9 percent . ours is double that . china is investing with us. the money we pay to borrow for war. >> tracey. >> i believe we should invest but i don't want the government to do it. unemployment is up because of the uncertainty out of washington. companies don't want to expand. get the government out of the way, everything will get back to normal. >> tracey is right. you could see a temporarily sell off in the stock market. it is down from all-time highs because the market knows more medocre, the government will step in and fix and form
CNN
Jan 26, 2013 6:00am EST
go. she has one week left as secretary of state before leaving washington and the obama administration. clinton had a sort of exit interview with cbs's "60 minutes." and her boss was there, as well. here he is, the president, explaining why. >> why did you want to do this together? a joint interview? >> i wanted to have a chance to publicly say thank you. because i think hillary will go down as one of the finest secretaries of state we'vehad. it has been a great collaboration over the last four years. i'm going to miss her. wish she was sticking around. but she has logged in so many miles, i can't begrudge her wanting to take it easy for a little bit. but i want the country to appreciate just what an extraordinary role she's played during the course of my administration, and a lot of the successes we've had internationally that have been because of her hard work. >> a few years ago, it would have been seen as improbable because we had that very long, hard primary campaign. but, you know, i've gone around the world on behalf of the president and our country. and one of th
CNN
Jan 26, 2013 3:00am PST
. >>> to politics now, president obama calls it one of the worst kept secrets in washington. had announced one of his closest aides will be his next chief of staff denis mcdonough succeeds jack lew. mr. obama says nobody outworks mcdonough. >> he's been one of my closest, most trusted advisers. he has been an indispensable member of my national security team, as well. denis has played a key role in every major national security decision of my presidency. >> he will be mr. obama's fifth chief of staff as the white house tackles the budget and immigration. >>> vice president biden says the country cannot remain silent after last month's school shooting. the vice president said the 2007 virginia tech massacre shows how important background checks are to keep guns out of the wrong hands. >>> president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton are parting ways. clinton is leaving her job at the state department next week. they sat down together for an interview with "60 minutes." and we'll have some of that for you in 30 minutes. >>> for much of the country this morning, it is cold
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 11:30am EST
hozny mubarack a dozen people killed in new riots. gun control debate makes its way to washington. hundreds of protestors are marching along side politicn and actsors of newtown, connecticut . women in combat, a big term for president obama. senator john mccain will join us with his take of women on the front line . the veteran who sued the federal government for right to serve on the front line. i hope you will join us. new multiyear highs and happening while 23 million americans are out of work or underemployed and more than 47 million on food stamps jutching 80 percent since 2007, and wayne, you say it shows it is the new normal in america. >> eric, so many people are dependent on the federal government to get mon yethey are used to it and we extended unemployment insurance. there is a more fundmental problem going on and that is educational. the lathe operator now replaced by a machine . the guy who operates that is a guy with computer knowledge. we are not educating our work force to support the kind of tech lodgical economy that we are going through. >> johnathon a new high
PBS
Jan 26, 2013 2:00am PST
. once again, live from washington, moderator gwen ifill. gwen: good evening. president barack obama returned to the west front of the capitol to take the oath of office on monday. four years older, grayer and he hopes wiser. >> we must act knowing that today's victories will be only partial and that it will be up to those who stand here in 4 years and 40 years and 400 here's hence to advance the timeless spirit once conferred to us in a spare philadelphia hall. gwen: dan writing in "the washington post" summed it up this way -- four years ago the president said, come let us reason together. this year he was there to say, follow me. so whatever happened to the kumbaya moment, dan? >> well, as you suggest, this is an older and wiser president then we saw four years ago. i mean, i had the feeling when you think back to the first inaugural address, he said things that he had to say. partly because of the campaign he ran and partly because of the condition of the country. and i thought in this inaugural address he said things he really wanted to say. he wanted to talk about a vision for
FOX Business
Jan 26, 2013 10:00am EST
presidents bush and obama. he is now the co-chair of a nonprofit washington d.c. group, strategic materials advisory council. good to have your. >> thank you and good evening. lou: those are big words from the president. they sort of leave you scratching your head because it has always been the leader in technology. yet when you look at this company that does not seem to be any response from the committee on foreign investment in the united states which is responsible for making the strategic evaluation. what's going on, specifically before we get to the broader strategic issues. >> well, specifically they find themselves in a bankruptcy proceeding. and with it are the 91 very important patents that it has to its technology, specifically its high-end batteries that have significant military telecommunications power grid implications and that is really what the national security concern is here for the council and for many retired defense officials such as myself, retired uniform military officials and also members of congress who are asking what has happened to our money, are subs
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 5:00pm EST
and he said, oh, no, i remember you, dana perino, that was my favorite night in all of washington and i swooned and i said i might vote for him, too. it happens! charisma. >> i had a similar experience with the obama impersonator! never met the president. the impersonator was impressive and we had lunch. what am i talking about? "gallup poll," obama turns out, is more polarizing than bush during the fourth -- >> get out! >> hard to believe. there's an average of 86% of democrats and 10% of republicans approve of the job of barack obama as president and 76%-point gap, which joins george bush's as the most polarized year in gallup records. >> it made me feel good when i read it. i thought, you know what? president obama, you can't blame him, the media gives him a pass, he'll take it. he gets testy with them. that is how he operates. they still love him, no matter what. they haven't done their job by the media but you still can't fool the majority of the american electorate when you ask them what he has done and i think oftentimes the left thinks people are naive. they can poll the wool
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 6:00pm EST
washington. >> reporter: this week, president obama's nominee to become the next secretary of state, senator john kerry was received very well. his confirmation hearing by democrats and republicans. >> i commend his nomination to you without resignation. >> he'll be a terrific bridge from the hill to the administration. >> reporter: his support in the senate is not expected to dwindle before the expected confirmation vote and is likely to become the next secretary of state. but, handicapping the odds for confirmation of president obama's other nominees for important positions, is tricky. like richard cordray for the director of the consumer financial protection bureau. >> president barack obama: after they refused to give him a vote, i took action to appoint him on my own. >> reporter: the president renominated him this week and senator mike crapo, one of 45 republican senators to opposed his nomination last year and, the senator said this week until key structure changes are made to the bureau to ensure accountability and transparency, i will continue my opposition to any nominee f
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 12:00pm EST
serving in combat. i am read your responses later in the hour. as president obama begins his new term. he is shuffling his administration and that has washington talking. is democratic support for chuck hagel? last two new faces in washington. freshman congress and one republican and one democrat coming your way, next . the boys use capital one venture miles for their annual football trip. that's double miles you can actually use. tragically, their ddy got sacked by blackouts. but it's our tradition! that's roughing the card holder. but with the capital one venture card you get double miles you can actually use. [ cheering ] any flight, anytime. the scoreboard doesn't lie. what's in your wallet? hut! i have me on my fantasy team. more "likes." more tweets. so, beginning today, my son brock and his whole team will be our new senior social media strategists. any questions? since we make radiator valves wouldn't it be better if we just let fedex help us to expand to new markets? hmm gotta admit that's better than a few "likes." i don't have the door code. who's that? he won a contest online
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 5:00pm PST
, we've got, you know, this ruling by the court in washington on some of the appointments of president obama. you can be sure that mitch mcconnell is probably behind closed doors, smiling about that. he is not there to help the president. but the question is why don't the democrats realize what is happening here? they may realize it, but they're afraid to move forward on it. and people are frustrated in this country. this is what they voted for. >> no, ed, you know, i agree with you. that's why i did not vote for that package. and i think what everybody has got to understand, and you've made this very clear, this is not some kind of inside the beltway abstraction about senate rules. this is really important stuff, because we have a nation that is demanding action to create millions of jobs to transform our energy system, to come up with a fair tax proposal so the wealthy and large corporations start paying their fair share. we are not going to be able to do those things and many other things, the things, in fact, that mitch mcconnell and his billionaire friends are worried about, we ar
NBC
Jan 25, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >>> president obama has named foreign policy aid mcdonough as chief of staff. mr. obama calling mcdonough a trusted adviser who serves with integrity. since the president's arrival in washington as a senator. he now becomes the president's fifth chief of staff. >>> it is one of the fastest and most impressive tech turnarounds we've seen in a while. netflix roaring ahead after some said it was practically irrelevant. we're here with a look inside the company you'll see only on nbc bay area. >> netflix was left for dead last year when it subscription rate hike and its botched attempt to spin off another company left its stock price reeling and users unhappy. but the company went back to work and this week delivered very strong results, a jump in both subscriber numbers and profit. enough to send its stock price soaring. the company's ceo admitting it made mistakes in the past but will continue to try new things in the future. >> we're a swing for the fences company. we want to do great things. and you know, occasionally if you swing for the fences, you're going to strike out. and
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 2:00pm EST
, including 9 democrats sent a letter to the white house on wednesday urging president obama to expedite its approval. and joining the panel this week, wall street journal assistant page editor, james freeman and senior economics writer steve moore and washington columnist kim strassel. kim, where did that come from? i don't remember the climate change being something that the president talked a lot about in the campaign if at all. >> surprise. >> paul: and he didn't wait for the state of the union, it's in the inaugural address. so, what's going on here politically? >> well, i think some of us did think it was coming. remember, this was a high priority of his back in 2008 when he campaigned. but they got beat up on it, they lost that fight in 2009 so he they decided to put it aside and not talk about it in the election and here we are, back with his promise and what was more interesting, too, not only did he make that promise, but you had somebody like barbara boxer, whose the senator from california, big climate person, she gave some details, too, how they intend to pursue this, normally t
NBC
Jan 26, 2013 7:00am EST
or she might want to, that can backfire. this is obama/biden politics going forward now. going outside of washington to try to change public opinion and remake how people think about issues. gun control, as i said, biggest effort ever to try to change the gun control laws. doesn't mean it's going to work, but the president and the vice president are going to try. >> senator feinstein said it well, it's an uphill road. will the administration lower its expectations? you know, maybe concentrate on the background checks and not so much the assault weapon ban? >> the background checks are enormously popular and clearly have a better chance of passage. what it seems based on what vice president biden emphasized yesterday and what some on capitol hill are saying, better to get the so-called low-hanging fruit. better to go for the measures that could build some popularity. and maybe some momentum. pass those and then maybe come back. the president feels passionately about this issue. any parent can look at his face when he talks about newtown and know for him it's personal, and it's i
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 11:00pm EST
registry and it's a swab of the ntsdz of your cheek. >> new video on a big crowd in washington dc in for the row versus wade anniversary. the obama administration kept one of its programses. todaythe president named four women to serl senior whitehouse post. this includes prosecutor lisa monaco who will be the whitehouse homeland security advisor. critics say he needs to do more. >> i think that the words that the president said in the inaugural were not empty words. we intend to fight for it. there's no reason for this to be held up. >> the presidential spokesman said the president's record has been pro women's issues. thereare issues that the president can push now. a second bill would require paid sick days and family medical leave to benefit working women. >> in one minute, your gatorade will no longer be fireproof. coming up, what the makers are taking out of the drink. >> it is 7 degrees in manchester. a big warm up on the wa . . >> and should you pay your doctor just to be a-their patient? we'll tell you about a trend in medicine that may get your own doctor to give you a doctor o
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 7:00pm PST
as president obama takes on his send term, and hillary clinton heads towards her last day as a top member of his cabinet. kate baldwin, cnn, washington. >> so now hillary clinton is leaving the state department, what is next for her. let's bring in chief political correspondent candy crowley and john king. in 2008, barack obama, hillary clinton were bitter enemies battling a tough primary season. now fast forward, they're doing this high-profile joint interview. what do you make of how their relationship has evolved? >> i think it evolves out of political necessity. it's a very powerful force in politics. and it is not the first time that rivals have ended up being friends sort of. >> are they friends? >> well, look, have they been to the white house for dinner? we're told not. >> see, i find it amazing. >> she owes him a lot and he owes them a lot. there was the bushes and the doles and the reagans, and they all didn't get along for a while. and then the political expediency, political necessity chimed in. do i think that they seem to have come up with a relationship that looks at
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 12:00am EST
the professional wrestling in washington, d.c., it's not so much red and blue, it's really green, the color that really matters. >> sean: we continue with steve sweitzer. didn't obama say he was going to ban lobbists from his administration. eliminate earmarks? >> most transparent in history. >> sean: 27 senators. 51 house members that like bill young, i mean bill young has, what is it a sister-in-law? >> daughter-in-law, yes. that's exactly right. >> sean: he is the father-in-law and he sits on this powerful committee and she lobbies him? >> yeah. here is the parallel of the universe that's washington, d.c., sean. you go to every one of the members and say well the fact that my son or daughter or spouse. >> sean: has nothing to do with it? >> i would not let that influence any decision i make. give me a break. that is simply not an acceptable answer. we know how the real world works. this would not be tolerated in corporations and other areas when you deal with nepotism issues. >> it's interesting. because it's such indignation and outrage when something like enron or they can demoni
FOX Business
Jan 26, 2013 2:00am EST
would see the effort by a returning to responsible fiscal policy. john: if washington was serious. the president looks seriously he is not. he ignores what he said seven years ago. senator obama said this it took 42 president's 224 years to run up $1 trillion of foreign debt to but this administration did that in five years. he was right. but no obama's administration ran up another $6 trillion. how was that possible? barack obama at believed this. >> barack obama has a debt problem into increase the debt limit. >> but president demands congress raise the debt limit without condition. i want the old obama back. then to one scares ♪ gerri: hello, everybody. i'm gerri willis, and tonight, on "the willis report," the mutual fund industry wants to punish you for taking out your own money, trillions of dollars at stake. will you pay more this weekend for using a credit card rather than cash? find out. and, illegal immigrants are not supposed to get medicare, but a new report says, yes, they can. "the willis report" is on the case. ♪ all that and more coming up later in the show, bu
FOX
Jan 25, 2013 5:00pm PST
: the guidelines take effect right away. the obama administration says the changes won't give students like tatiana or sam an advantage just the chance to earn a spot on the team. in washington, jaquelin fell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> on fire in midair. the weather event that caused the sparks and flames on a plane in midair with dozens of passengers on board. >> high tech violations the change apple is making with manufacturers over seas to come ply with the law. - - to comply with the law. >>> check out these pictures here. there's some dramatic pictures showing a fire burning in the engine of a passenger jet that was hit by lightning. terrified passengers watched as the sparks and flames lit the interior of a darkened cabin. it happened yesterday on a flight from istanbul. the pilot managed to land the plane safely. and turkish airlines says none of the passengers or crew on board were injured. >>> the white house disagrees with a federal appeal ruling that the president violated vacancies. the president is only allowed to do that when the u.s. senate is in official recess which the
SFGTV2
Jan 26, 2013 12:00am PST
tom perez has come from washington, dc, to give welcoming remarks here at this summit. tom perez is the assistant attorney general of the civil rights division in washington, dc, he was nominated for that position by president obama and sworn in in october of 2009 and we are all the lucky -- we are all very lucky that that happened in october of 2009. tom has spent his entire career in public service and on protecting the civil rights of our most vulnerable people. tom actually joined the civil rights division as a young lawyer and while he was there he prosecuted some of the most significant cases in the country. lawyers in the civil rights division get fanned out to places in the country to handle cases in mississippi and alabama and california and all over and tom was one of those people. he was sent to texas to handle a very significant hate crime case when he was a young lawyer that involved a gang of white supremacists that went on a killing spree and ended up shooting 3 people and killing one when he was a young lawyer working in the civil rights division. he later served as
CBS
Jan 26, 2013 6:30pm EST
conservatives in washington, d.c. to stick together and be careful to pick the right fights with president obama. >> we can't get rattled. we won't play the villain in his morality plays. we have to stay united. we have to show that if given the chance, we can govern. >> axelrod: moving overseas now to egypt, where violence has claimed dozens of lives. in said at least 30 people were killed protesting a judge a decision to hand out death sentences to those convicted in a so, riot last year. in cairo, nine are dead after opponents of president mohammed morsi battled police for a second straight day. in the battle for mali, french forces and their local allies claim to have regained control of the airport and bridge in the negotiate city of gao. refugees from the north are moving south, often bunking in with relatives. elizabeth palmer reports from segou. >> reporter: we found the maiga clan, four families jammed in together in in one brother's house. the extremists who took over their town made life impossible for women, fatima tells me. "we couldn't go out by ourselves," she says. and demo
NBC
Jan 26, 2013 6:30pm EST
scenes as large numbers of people took to the streets in washington and other cities today to keep the spotlight on gun violence and to back the obama spragsadministration's pu stricter gun laws. gun rights supporters are finding ways to demonstrate their own passions over the issue. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker joins us now with more. >> reporter: lester, good evening. today's rally was organized by advocacy groups, one million moms for gun control. it was a day filled with emotion but also reality. the nation is still sharply divided when it comes to guns. a ground swell of support for stiffer gun laws and thousands rallied in washington to call for change in the wake of the newtown shooting, holding signs bearing the names of those lost and speaking their minds. >> no more. it's time to do something about it. >> we can and must free our nation of this scourge of gun violence. >> reporter: among the crowds mothers who have lost children to guns. elected officials and parents from the newtown community. >> we're grieving but hopeful that something so atrocious
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2013 10:00am EST
washington, and that is a question of whether republicans and barack obama can figure out how to get the hell out of the way so people can invest in this country. >> the answer in part to that is unknowable. you just heard the gentleman talking about hydraulic fracturing, which has the potential to be the most important event in american economic life since the close of the second world war. nobody knew that it was on the radar screen 10 years ago, just as nobody knew what the result of the silicon chip would be. we do not know what innovation is going to call. what we do know is that there are many policies that exist that can strangle innovation in its crib, just as right now, the entire debate within the obama administration over approving the access rights to the keystone pipeline is going to have quite a substantial effect on what the overall economic growth of the united states is over the next 10 years. policies that seek to make it more possible for those innovations to spring to life without being choked or strangled -- they would not really be, but held back unnecessarily -- ha
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